2022 Workshops included needle tatting, rigid heddle weaving, organic indigo dyeing, Ukrainian style wax resist dyed eggs, needle felting, wet felting, sewing your handwovens, warp painting, beginning handspinning and appalachian style baskets.
Michele Belson, weaver, stitcher, business owner, teacher and general Lunatic has been playing with bits of string and cloth for more than half a century. She weaves, sews, knits, knots, dyes, but more importantly, she teaches. She especially loves sharing techniques to make amazing cloth on the Rigid Heddle Loom.
Laura Doyle is a past producer of the Natural Fiber Fair for many years. She has taught basket weaving and wild crafting plants to hundreds of people over the past 20+ years. Creating unique baskets from wild-crafted local plants, Laura shares her enthusiasm for weaving and harvesting. Currently, teaching classes throughout Humboldt County and Northern California. She is also part of Moonstone Midwives and you can follow her on her podcast: askMidwife707
Color-Texture-Fiber; themes of Crystal’s life. She believes crafting with fiber should be approached with the mindset of creating heirloom quality goods. Owner of former Boll Weaver Yarns, Crystal weaves together her vast experiences teaching spinning, weaving, colorwork, dyeing and knitting so her students can learn the skills to create heirloom goods.
Rima is the owner of Eureka Fabrics, head of the costume department for North Coast Dance, sewing pattern designer, sewing & design teacher, weaver, tatter, and all around textile obsessive. www.eurekafabrics.com
Linda is known for unique dyework and lively use of color in her handwoven textiles. With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Linda shares her positive, fun and supportive style in workshops all over the country. Linda teaches weaving at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka and weaves and dyes at her home in Northern California.
Tracy is a traditional fiber artist, historian, and teacher with a passion for exploring little-known folk and fiber arts. Along with studying with traditional artists, she continues her own research so that she can bring these crafts and the cultures that created them to life to share with others.
Ayala’s happy obsession with creativity led her to the first innovation in fiber arts since the Stone Age, felting. Her two workbooks on needle felting turned wool into a sculptural medium. She has taught this joyful process to those of all ages and abilities, all over the place.
Hope is an herbalist and fiber freak. She first learned felting from Carin Engen. She fell in love with the process and loves to teach others. She has taught felting classes at the Fiber Fair and at Honeydew and Petrol schools.